Vintage: 1997
Bottle sizes: 375 ML, 750 ML
Country: Portugal
Region: Porto
Appellation: Porto
Wine type: Port
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Cao, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousao, Tinta Roriz and others.
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Vale do Pinhão and Ferrão vineyards with vines over 60 years of age. All harvesting is done by hand.
Soil: Schist
Viticulture: Niepoort is practicing organic.
Vinification: Foot trodden in lagars and then fermented in small wooden casks.
Aging: The wine ages in the small wooden casks at the Niepoort lodge in Gaia until 2012 when it was bottled.
Notes: Wonderful brick red/brown colour. Delightful vinous aroma, well integrated with dried fruits aromas. A unique flavor reminiscent of dried prunes and apricots on the palate, leading to an elegant spirity finish.